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New in Tampa Bay #680982 Mon Sep 27 2010 02:34 PM
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I am new to this site. I found you on Friday as I was searching out answers. I wish I found you sooner.

We found “Isabelle”, a ’65 Chevy long bed stepside, in January 2010. She’s had a troubled life of abuse and neglect. Her body was in good shape, but inside she was a mess. Too many men in the past had had their way with her; all sorts of alterations with a get in and get out mentality.

We completely gutted the interior, wire brushed and acid washed it, primed and painted it. We installed sound deading insulation and then thick pile carpet on the floor. We installed NOS gauge package, steering column, radio & speakers, a/c, power windows, re-upholstered the seat, new glass all around, upholstered the door panels, new gas tank, and completely re-wired the whole truck.

The engine is the original 283. We added aluminum intake, chrome Holley carb, silver powder coated full competition Hooker Headers, Accel electronic distributor, Eldelbrock high flow water pump & valve covers, twin 2500 CFM electric fans, chrome alternater, and because we live in FL a triple core aluminum radiator.

We are in the process of painting her blue and white. New Craiger S/S rims and Dunlap 265 x 70 x 15 radials are her wheels and tires now. We’ve added chrome bumpers, chrome grill, replaced all the lights, new mirrors, and all new rubber seals.

Presently the bed is off the truck so we can paint the back of the cab. Once we painted it, we’ll start driving her without the bed while we work on restoring the bed. So far all we have driven her is in and out of the garage. I figure about 2 more weeks for her maiden voyage.

John

Last edited by Peggy M; Sun Apr 21 2013 08:04 PM.

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Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: johntsmith] #681068 Mon Sep 27 2010 07:31 PM
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Johnt, welcome to the Stovebolt. You'll fit right in with the gang here. Your work is already paying off. I worked at the chevy dealer when I was in high school in 65/66 and those pickups hold a special place around here. Good luck, keep us posted and let us know how we can help.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: Achipmunk] #681243 Tue Sep 28 2010 04:00 AM
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Welcome John, sounds like you went all out. Good luck in the next two weeks. Also good luck with the Rays. GO RAYS GO!

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Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: 1953 panel] #681615 Wed Sep 29 2010 07:27 AM
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JohnT, welcome to the 'bolt.

It looks like you managed fine without us 'til now,but of course you've finally found the right place.

Good luck with your maiden voyage,looks like there will be no problems!


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: jockbolter50] #682578 Sat Oct 02 2010 12:07 PM
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Wow!!! cool

Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: Joy] #683074 Mon Oct 04 2010 02:40 PM
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Beautiful, welcome.


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Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: johntsmith] #937467 Sun Apr 21 2013 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by johntsmith
http://s783.photobucket.com/home/johntsmith1056

I am new to this site. I found you on Friday as I was searching out answers. I wish I found you sooner.

We found “Isabelle”, a ’65 Chevy long bed stepside, in January 2010. She’s had a troubled life of abuse and neglect. Her body was in good shape, but inside she was a mess. Too many men in the past had had their way with her; all sorts of alterations with a get in and get out mentality.

We completely gutted the interior, wire brushed and acid washed it, primed and painted it. We installed sound deading insulation and then thick pile carpet on the floor. We installed NOS gauge package, steering column, radio & speakers, a/c, power windows, re-upholstered the seat, new glass all around, upholstered the door panels, new gas tank, and completely re-wired the whole truck.

The engine is the original 283. We added aluminum intake, chrome Holley carb, silver powder coated full competition Hooker Headers, Accel electronic distributor, Eldelbrock high flow water pump & valve covers, twin 2500 CFM electric fans, chrome alternater, and because we live in FL a triple core aluminum radiator.

We are in the process of painting her blue and white. New Craiger S/S rims and Dunlap 265 x 70 x 15 radials are her wheels and tires now. We’ve added chrome bumpers, chrome grill, replaced all the lights, new mirrors, and all new rubber seals.

Presently the bed is off the truck so we can paint the back of the cab. Once we painted it, we’ll start driving her without the bed while we work on restoring the bed. So far all we have driven her is in and out of the garage. I figure about 2 more weeks for her maiden voyage.

John

Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: johntsmith] #937505 Sun Apr 21 2013 09:58 PM
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wow, johntsmith. How in the world are you NEW to the site and your showing 585 post? smile


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: johntsmith] #937579 Mon Apr 22 2013 08:29 AM
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Alvin, looks like Peggy revived this old post thread.


Wayne

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Re: New in Tampa Bay [Re: johntsmith] #937723 Mon Apr 22 2013 07:30 PM
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must be a ghost post


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